• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish insulation material always wears through

    Apple insist on using that sort of soft touch insulation on both this cable and the iPhone sync cables. If the wire is sat behind a desk constantly thats fine but when you use a laptop on the move as they're meant for and constantly winding up/unwinding the cable to put in a bag then the insulation will fail very quickly which after not much more time leads to the failure of the wire entirely and the need to purchase a whole new power adapter. Apple constantly deny this is a problem in their stores but read reviews and its apparent its a huge issue. Apple make great products but have an unbelievable arrogance when small issues like this are reported by their customers. It's always the users fault. Just fix your design!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two failed in 12 months. Same problem as everyone else is having.

    Poor design. For a while one worked if you turned the cable upside down, but then it didn't work at all. When it's plugged in to AC, the connector gets warm, but the light does not go on, and it does not charge my laptop. I think it is due to a frayed or broken connection in the tip. For the price, it should be much better, and last the life of the laptop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does apple even take the comments seriously?

    I've never seen so many bad reviews for an apple product. But I qualify since I faced the same "wear and tear" problem - my 2 plus year old wire gave up on me cos the ends frayed. Is apple even listening or taking these comments seriously? If it's so easily "worn and torn" then at least make it affordable for replacement.

    Apple, do you even take consumers' comments seriously? do something?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire whomever design the cable.

    This adapter is horrible. Its cable horrible, expands, and peels. Cables are not supposed to do that. Its the worst adapter I have owned. They fray on both sides. It should be recalled. I tried my best to work with it even after it was pealing. When I took it back to Apple they said I could buy a new one. Partly because the damage was by then too extensive. Yeah, it was too extensive because it was poorly designed. I just took it from home to work. The computer is a year old and the adapter looks worse than any cable I own. Now it doesn't even work. I just don't understand how someone can design something so poorly. What were they thinking?. Should negative 5 stars.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad power cord design

    It frays within a year and then breaks on you. Even with proper care, it just frays at the end because of bending.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously unsatisfied

    What a rip. My seriously superior MacBook 15 comes with this garbage powercord that doesnt even last 2 years. I had an HP laptop prior and the Macbook blows it away yet the simple powercord by HP lasted 6 years and didn't have a problem until it got accidentally dragged on the freeway behind my car. The plastic on the skinny end of the cord coming out of the L adapter warped from the heat and shredded, then no more power. 80$ for a new one and I babied the thing. Seriously Apple, don't you claim to be super detail oriented?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord due to wear and tear

    After 30 months of use (just beyond warranty date), my power cable begun to fray at the end which connects to my macbook pro. I went to return it to the store and the manager told me that the cable was worn through usual wear and tear. Surely a power cable should last the length of the computer...perhaps longer! I have never had a power cable fail like this. Begrudgingly I shelled out $99 for a new one so I could use my laptop. I am referring this to the ACCC as it is a common fault and the expected lifespan is well beyond the store warranty.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    My last two power cords have died after maybe 2 years of use (one for a Macbook and one for a MacBook Pro). Just bought a new replacement cord in January for my Macbook Pro and after 3 months of use it is already starting to go. I have to fiddle with the connector to make sure it's charging and the LED light flickers on and off with the slightest touch and it stops charging. A hundred bucks after tax and it's already dying? What a waste of money and landfill space. I love my MacBook Pro but this will be my last apple computer if I have to continue to replace the power cord every 3 months.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New adapter needed after 1 year

    One year ago, at the most, I had to spend $80 to buy a new adapter for my computer, because my old one quit working. No big deal, because that one had lasted me 4 years. It had gone halfway around the world with me on more than one occasion and held up great. Now, here I am a year later, and the casing on my barely year old one is already cracked, leaving the wires exposed. How can a company that makes such brilliant products fail so badly with this? They used to have better adapters, so why won't they go back to what works?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality and Overpriced

    The outer rubber layer of the cord between the adaptor and magnetic plug tears too easily and shreds off. It does not hold up to daily use and movement. A laptop is mobile, but this charger is not.

    Its weak, fragile body cowers at the idea of being loosely coiled and transported anywhere. It probably dreams of being a snake, it molts so quickly, but sadly it does not grow a new skin to protect its important wire innards. Its body chafes against desks and tabletops and splits open like overripe fruit.

    I've had my AC cord for six years (I got it with my 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo in 2008), but the adaptors are mayflies in comparison. For $80, I'd like a sturdy, functional product that lasts at least three years. That $80 should be an investment, not a yearly expense. This product is pathetic.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Although this cable is well designed, the quality is very bad. The rubber jacket (outer layer) will tear with regular use. My cable is close to 2 years old, and there is barely any of the jacket left. The inner metal shielding is exposed throughout. The cable still works, but I am somewhat concerned with safety. I will not spend this much money for something so cheaply made.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Common Problem Apparently

    I never, ever write reviews for products, but I felt compelled to echo what so many others have stated. The little cord managed to wrangle itself from the brick enough to no longer charge my laptop unless I hold it and force it back in. The protective sleeve is okay, but obviously the internal connection has been severed/damaged somehow. Please make the cord magnetic on both ends, or simply make it a plug in (like the wall cord), that way we can buy a $2 replacement cord instead of the $79 unit. I know why that will never happen though...

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability

    Always breaking. They do not last unless you never ever move them.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    This charger constantly gets frayed and the heads fall off of the cable due to the moronic design. Though meant to stay out of the way when plugged in, it often gets twisted and turned when plugged in. I have been through 3 of these in 2 years, absolute worst.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stop selling this product apple

    I have numerous apple products as I do music and video production. I hang onto my 17inch mac pro which was 2000 pound at the time. I have had 4 of these chargers, 2 of them over the last year. I have never known any product have so much genuinely negative feedback and apple are still selling it!!! I am at the point where I just want rid of this mac pro but don't want to sell it because I know people won't be satisfied like I'm certainly not. You have turned into a huge company now so please don't annoy customers like me who have given you support over the years and recommended you to so many people. I just want a charger that works!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment over time

    I've had a macbook pro for years so I have experienced different versions of the magsafe power adapter. They all have the same flaw. after some time, maybe a year, it starts to melt the cover exposing the cable. This slowly evolves to the cable burning itself out and not even having contact with the computer. It is truly disappointing how apple has not solved this issue when its been well over 6 years.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incomprehensible

    It is beyond comprehension that Apple still manufactures cords like this. Between the Powerbook I used to have, and the Macbook Pro I have now, I am about to purchase my SIXTH cord. Because I know they are poorly designed, I try to be very careful with the cord, but yet they still fail. It is completely frustrating that Apple does not fix this problem. Perhaps they make money this way? If so, it really is off-putting. I did buy a knock-off cord once that lasted at least as long as the Apple cords, for $40 less!.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be worse

    The same problem as everyone has mentioned; the charger melts down.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW! Keep that receipt!

    On my third 85W MagSafe charger in 6 months, at least they are under warranty for a year! The downside is a trip to the Apple store which is like 60 minutes back and forth.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It frays!

    This cord lasts way too short for the price!! It frays within a year and then breaks on you. Even with proper care, it just frays at the end because of bending.

    16 of 16 people found this useful